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  • The Humanities in Contemporary Chinese Contextsby Evelyn T. Y. Chan; Michael O'Sullivan

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 87.09

    This book brings together the perspectives of eminent and emerging scholars on contemporary issues relevant to the practice, pedagogy and institutionalization of the humanities in the three Chinese contexts of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. It addresses the need to investigate how humanities discussions, often exclusively drawn from, and grounded... more...

  • Minimalist Syntax for Quantifier Raising, Topicalization and Focus Movement: A Search and Float Approach for Internal Mergeby Jun Abe

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 94.71

    This volume examines how the displacement property of language is characterized in formal terms under the Minimalist Program and to what extent this proposed characterization of it can explain relevant displacement properties. The birth of the Principles and Parameters Approach makes it possible to simplify transformational rules so radically as to... more...

  • The WordNet in Indian Languagesby Niladri Sekhar Dash; Pushpak Bhattacharyya; Jyoti D. Pawar

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 87.09

    This contributed volume discusses in detail the process of construction of a WordNet of 18 Indian languages, called ?Indradhanush? ( rainbow ) in Hindi. It delves into the major challenges involved in developing a WordNet in a multilingual country like India, where the information spread across the languages needs utmost care in processing, synchronization... more...

  • Descriptions, Translations and the Caribbeanby Rosanna Masiola; renato tomei

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 48.94

    This book offers a new perspective on the role played by colonial descriptions and translation of Caribbean plants in representations of Caribbean culture. Through thorough examination of Caribbean phytonyms in lexicography, colonization, history, songs and translation studies, the authors argue that the Westernisation of vernacular phytonyms, while... more...

  • A Grammar of Kam Revealed in Its Narrative Discourseby Tongyin Yang

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 87.09

    The Kam language of China possesses fifteen tones ? more than any other language. Yet it has long been neglected as an area of research, especially from the perspective of discourse analysis. This study initiates the exploration of the interface between grammar and discourse by examining various aspects of Kam narrative discourse, and using a functional... more...

  • The Use and Status of Language in Brunei Darussalamby Noor Azam Haji-Othman; James McLellan; David Deterding

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 87.09

    This book provides an overview of the linguistic situation in Brunei, including a historical overview and a synopsis of the current education system. It investigates pronunciation, particularly the intelligibility of Brunei English and the vowels of Brunei Mandarin, and it also describes the acquisition of Malay grammar, Malay politeness strategies,... more...

  • Discipline-Specific Writingby John Flowerdew; Tracey Costley

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 55.95

    Discipline-Specific Writing provides an introduction and guide to the teaching of this topic for students and trainee teachers. This book highlights the importance of discipline-specific writing as a critical area of competence for students, and covers both the theory and practice of teaching this crucial topic. With chapters from practitioners... more...

  • Warriors, Warlords and Saintsby John Hunt

    History West Midlands 2016; US$ 20.73

    Anglo-Saxon Mercia was a great power in its day, although many aspects of it have been shrouded in myth and mystery. However, recent discoveries, such as the Staffordshire Hoard and the Lichfield Angel, have shone a fascinating light into the world of Mercia and the Mercians. In Warriors, Warlords and Saints: The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia, author... more...

  • El mundo de los griegosby Francesca Chiapponi; Renzo Barsotti

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 1.99

    Conoce la vida cotidiana de los antiguos griegos: cómo vivían en sus casas, qué medios de transporte utilizaban, cómo se vestían, cómo estudiaban, los deportes que practicaban, sus dioses, cómo combatían y muchas otras cosas interesantes y curiosas, presentadas con imágenes de excepcional calidad que te llevarán a un mundo lejano y maravilloso. more...

  • Los principios del éxitoby Jack Canfield; Janet Switzer

    HarperCollins Español 2016; US$ 13.49

    Desde su primera publicación hace una década, la guía práctica e inspiradora de Jack Canfield ha ayudado a miles de personas a transformarse a sí mismo para el éxito. Ahora, ha revisado y actualizado su guía esencial para reflejar nuestros tiempos cambiantes. more...